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March 27, 2015 Updates

According to Team Argentina head coach Sergio Hernandez, San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili will not play for his home country at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship this summer in Monterrey, Mexico. “Ginobili is not going to be in Monterrey. I have the authority to say that he will not be part of this tournament. He is going through a long season in the NBA and it is an important moment in his career.” said Hernandez during an interview with the radio program” One on One.” This will be the second summer in a row Manu will not suit up for Team Argentina. Last summer, he held himself out due to injury. Considering Manu has been banged up a few times during this NBA season and his age, it is not too surprising he will not play in Mexico. ProjectSpurs.com

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Manu Ginobili all but shrugged when presented with those oddities, saying he had “no clue” how to explain them in light of what seems painfully obvious to the eye: The Spurs, ranked 14th in offensive efficiency, simply aren’t the same team that regularly executed devastating passing sequences like this one en route to last year’s championship. “It doesn’t feel like…we feel the necessity of really moving that defense to score, like the way we did against Portland, OKC and Miami last year in the playoffs,” he said. “So we have a ways to go. Hopefully in these last (22) games we accomplish it. But we do it sporadically. It’s not yet as consistent as we did last year. We’re still trying to figure it out.” San Antonio Express-News

February 24, 2015 Updates

Jeff McDonald: Ginobili mostly optimistic Spurs can get it together but confessed: "Playing like we did today, we are not a playoff team." Twitter @JMcDonald_SAEN

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So it’s not an MVP award. But Hoops Hype’s “Tweeter of the Year” might be the next best thing for social media maestro Manu Ginobili, who has claimed the honor for the second straight time. The inquisitive Argentinian has 2.79 million followers on the popular site, no doubt a factor in his victory in the voting conducted by the USA Today subsidiary. He’s also a legitimately good Tweeter, parsing out everything from candid photos of his adorable kids to math riddles. “I love everything new, anything that looks like it will change things,” he said after last year’s victory. “I was very excited and I saw a lot of potential in the social network. It’s a very positive way to stay in touch with fans and reading news and be connected.” San Antonio Express-News

January 25, 2015 Updates

Either way, Bryant is now hurt, likely gone for the season, facing yet another rehab, and it’s not clear how this will affect what should be his final season in the NBA. “Nobody wants to see that happen,” said Spurs guard Manu Ginobili. “It sucks. The league needs him. He’s one of the best players that ever played.” ESPN.com

January 2, 2015 Updates

All that is what Karasev hopes to provide. He wants only to be a part of winning, to continually grow. He got his chance. Now he wants to keep contributing in any way, much like his idol, another lefty: San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili. “He’s my favorite player. When he came here, I can’t say he was a big star. But because of his work he became one of the main guys in San Antonio, one of the three who win a lot of championships. He’s just a high IQ basketball player who every time plays hard,” Karasev said. “That is the way. Every day you should improve everything.” New York Post

December 31, 2014 Updates

And what about the national team? Would you like to play one more game? Manu Ginobili: To me it's not worth it, to play just one more game. If it was a tournament, then yes. If I'm healthy, yes, sure I would love to play. But for just one more game, to put on the national team jesey one last time, then no. It makes no sense to me. I'm not that romantic with that stuff. La Nacion

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He faces stiff competition from 15 other candidates, including Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid, who leads Ginobili in first place by about 2,000 votes, and two of his own teammates, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills. “I’m enabling them to do well, carrying them,” Ginobili joked of his teammates at Tuesday’s shootaround. “I’m the defending champion, so I may have relaxed a little bit.” San Antonio Express-News

“I’m going to try my hardest (to win),” said Diaw, who is currently fifth in the voting. “I’ve been practicing a lot, probably more than basketball. Me and Patty, we’re going to team up and put our counts together and try to hype this up.” San Antonio Express-News

December 9, 2014 Updates

Manu Ginobili, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills are among 16 nominees up for Hoops Hype’s 2014 Tweeter of the Year. Ginobili currently sits in second, about 2,000 votes behind Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid. Diaw and Mills are in fifth and sixth, respectively. All three are obviously active on the popular social media site, particularly Ginobili. He won the award last year, posting everything from math riddles for local high school students to win Spurs tickets to candid pictures of his young sons. San Antonio Express-News

You chose Clippers' Jamal Crawford and Spurs' Manu Ginobili as the top NBA tweeters the last two years, but who's been No. 1 in 2014? Make your pick here. HoopsHype

December 4, 2014 Updates

But they are also old school in that they have retained their core talent in a way that predates free agency, back to when players had no choice, back to when Red Auerbach, the Boston patriarch, would respond to a player’s plea for a raise by asking, “How would you like a trade to Cincinnati?” “All these guys, the core guys, they’ve made less money in San Antonio than counterparts all across the league — people who will say they gave up that, they gave up this,” Popovich said. “But these guys have given up real money with every new contract to stay together. These guys care about quality of life, and it falls into the way they play.” New York Times

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